A new rumor details that Marvel Studios is eyeing a Joel Kinnaman type to play opposite Spider-Man in the third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland.
The rumor comes from Charles Murphy at Murphy’s Multiverse.
Murphy writes, “It appears that Marvel Studios is looking for a Joel Kinnaman-type for an unspecified role in the upcoming Untitled Spider-Man Sequel.”
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He then speculates that Kinnaman could be playing Kraven the Hunter.
Murphy states, “Given all the rumors and speculation around what Spidey 3 will likely be about and what villains we are likely to see in it, it’s incredibly easy to make yourself believe that the studio wants this Kinnaman-type for a major role and one that fans are dying to see introduced in the film: Kraven…and I’ll be damned if Kinnaman isn’t perfect for it.”
Murphy does clarify that when he writes Joel Kinnaman it does not mean they are specifically looking for Joel Kinnaman, “Keep in mind that when studios say they want a “Kinnaman-type” or “Allison Brie-type” that is NOT an indication that that’s the actor they’ve settled on.”
And while he speculates the role could be Kraven, he cautions, ” As exciting as this is, there are too many questions around it to take it as fact. Is the role actually Kraven? It’s unknown but when you start piecing things together it sure seems like it.”
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A rumor back in March from 4Chan alleged to provide a number of details for Marvel Studios upcoming film. In that rumor was potential information about the third Spider-Man film including the film’s alleged title as well as the main villains for the film.
The rumor claimed the film would be titled Spider-Man: Home Run and that they were looking to have Scorpion and Kraven the Hunter as the main villains.
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This 4Chan rumor also indicated that they were looking at Henry Cavill or Jason Momoa for the role of Kraven, but if they were to take on the role they would have to sign a non-compete clause.
Even further back in January, a rumor from The Cinema Spot’s Emre Kaya indicated that Kraven the Hunter would be part of the Sinister Six alongside Vulture, Silver Sable, Scorpion, Shocker, and Morbius.
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Kaya would tweet out each member.
Looks like this is the Sinister Six in the MCU/SUMC:#MarvelStudios #Morbius pic.twitter.com/bsJlqMsKnc
— Emre Kaya | Black Lives Still Matter (@Vullein) January 14, 2020
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One would assume they would have to introduce Kraven sooner rather than later if they did intend to have him become part of the Sinister Six.
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If Kaya’s rumor pans out, it would be the first time for this incarnation of the Sinister Six. Most Sinister Six teams include Doctor Octopus, Electro, and Sandman. Doctor Octopus is usually the leader.
The original Sinister Six team was led by Doctor Octopus and featured Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and Adrian Toomes aka Vulture.
Back in 2018, a Kraven the Hunter script was being worked on by screenwriter Richard Wenk.
Speaking with Discussing Film, Wenk shared some details about the project, “It’s an interesting world, a great character… He’s going to adhere very closely to the lore of Kraven the Hunter. And he is going to come face-to-face with Spider-Man.”
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He did indicate back in October 2018 that he was just beginning the process. He stated, “I’m just beginning it. I’m beginning the process. And because it’s a big IP Marvel world, there’s lots of hurdles to overcome before you can start writing, to crack the right story, and get the right tone.”
He elaborated, “What’s nice about it is it’s a very grounded character. He’s doesn’t have a lot of crazy superpowers and things like that. So he’s more grounded that fits sort of what I like to do. That’s as much as I know.”
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Wenk did indicate that he and Sony were looking at Kraven’s Last Hunt. He elaborated, “What we’re all circling is the infamous Kraven’s Last Hunt and whether this is the precursor to that movie or will include it. We’re talking about those things. And even the idea that Kraven could be like Kill Bill basically where there are two movies.”
Later Wenk did detail that his script was an origin for Kraven. He explained, “It’s an origin story obviously. So it will be the first time people will see Kraven and not the last, but it’ll be the first one.”
What do you make of this rumor that Marvel Studios is looking for a Joel Kinnaman type to play Kraven the Hunter? Do you think that casting would work?